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Girl Scouts are the cat's meow


Troop plants cat grass at farmers market

Patrons of the West Linn Farmers Market found more than food for their own tables July 10. Near the PAWS Animal Shelter, Girl Scouts in Troop 40057 were helping cat lovers make a tasty treat for their furry friends. by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - The girls of Troop 40057 helped shoppers plant cat grass at the farmers market. Pictured, from left: Julia Winkle, Amanda Whittington, Katie Bell, Aislinn McCarthy, Heather MacLaren and Lyla Shukur.

“The girls invited the public to plant ‘cat grass’ for use with their indoor cats at home ... or to bring it back for the shelter cats at PAWS,” the troop’s co-leader, Heidi MacLaren, said. “The girls had a lot of fun sharing their knowledge and helping kids plant their own cat grass.”

The troop will donate $100 and about 40 cat grass kits to PAWS, where they will be available for sale to the public. The project was funded by the troop’s Girl Scout cookie sales.